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How a group of volunteer committee members became change agents

A little over a year ago, the Cooroy Butter Factory adopted a new business model which has benefitted not only the local arts community, but the town itself. Leading the change process is a very dedicated volunteer Management Committee, appointed by Noosa Shire Council for their business acumen.  

20 Apr 2017

Culture Counts - Blue Roo

Blue Roo Theatre Company Inc. was one of 10 companies to participate in the 2016 Culture Counts pilot. Clark Crystal reflects on how Culture Counts helped Blue Roo to measure their ability to connect with their community.

12 Apr 2017

Art, health and wellbeing

On World Health Day, we look back on some examples of the role arts can play in supporting mental health

7 Apr 2017
Dancer in outback. Six Foot Circus (Mount Isa) and 2017 Anywhere Theatre Festival

Investment fund enhances Queensland's arts

The Arts Business Innovation Fund (ABIF) was established three years ago as an initiative of Arts Queensland, in partnership with Positive Solutions, Foresters Community Finance, and Creative Enterprise Australia. The investors in the Fund are the Queensland Government and the Tim Fairfax Family Foundation.

28 Mar 2017

Culture Counts - Brisbane Writers Festival and UPLIT

Cassandra Ramsay and Edwin Parra share insights gained in using Culture Counts in surveying audiences for UPLIT’s two events – INSPIRE Festival and Brisbane Writers Festival 2016.

16 Mar 2017

Artists in Residence Program – 2016-17 applications

AIR 2016-17 will support 15 diverse projects in Qld schools and kindergartens including projects in remote Aboriginal communities, a theatre project in a special school and a rap project in a youth detention centre.

6 Mar 2017

Gig Buddies Sydney

Gig Buddies Sydney tackles the social isolation which can be experienced by people with disability. Matthew Collins explains...

3 Mar 2017

Culture Counts - Cairns Indigenous Art Fair

Vanessa Gillian, General Manager, Cairns Indigenous Art Fair talks about her organisation's involvement in Arts Queensland's 2016 Culture Counts pilot and what they learned about audience diversity and how peer and public views compare . . .

1 Mar 2017
KooKoo hula hoopin by Sarah Houbolt

Access and Disability: Small Changes for Great Creative Roles

Sarah Houbolt considers how we ensure that creative success for people with disability is not just a once-off rarity or token act of good will. It all starts with access and attitude...

6 Feb 2017